Joseph S. Barrera III joseph@barrera.org
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 20:02:45 -0800

This could be fun.


- Joe
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Subject: Re: [!CrackMonkey!] SCO Has no Patents
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 22:33:00 -0500
From: dep <dep@linuxandmain.com>
To: crackmonkey <crackmonkey@crackmonkey.org>
References: <20030306224734.GA32419@zork.net> 
<20030306235928.GB17927@zgp.org> <20030307031928.GJ17927@zgp.org>

didja see this shit? from infoworld.


Unix developer The SCO Group has filed a law suit against IBM,
charging it with misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair
competition and other illegal actions related to IBM's Linux
business. The suit seeks at least US$1 billion in damages.

IBM obtained its Unix license in 1985 from AT&T, which developed the
operating system, SCO said in a statement. In 1995 SCO purchased the
rights and ownership of Unix and so became the successor to the Unix
licenses doled out by AT&T to IBM, Hewlett-Packard and others, SCO

In its suit filed Thursday in the State Court of Utah, SCO alleges
that IBM tried to destroy the economic value of Unix, particularly
Unix on Intel-based servers, in order to benefit its own Linux
services business. The suit charges IBM with misappropriation of
trade secrets, tortious interference, unfair competition and breach
of contract, SCO said.

SCO, in Lindon, Utah , also said it sent a letter to IBM demanding
that it cease its allegedly anticompetitive practices. If IBM doesn't
met it's demands within 100 days of receiving the letter, SCO said it
has a right to revoke IBM's license for AIX Unix operating system.

IBM could not immediately be reached for comment late Thursday.

SCO claims in its suit to have been injured in the marketplace by
IBM’s actions and has asked the court for damages of at least $1
billion, with the amount to be proven at a trial.

SCO announced in January that it had hired a law firm to investigate
possible violations of its intellectual property.

“SCO is in the enviable position of owning the UNIX operating system,”
Darl McBride, president and CEO of SCO, said in the company's
statement. The company believes it has "a compelling case against
IBM," he said.

http://www.linuxandmain.com -- outside the box, barely within
the envelope, and no animated paperclip anywhere.

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